22 September 2015:-
This years Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Civil Service Sports Club in Filton Avenue, Bristol on the 17th April 2015.
Mike Duggan the the CSPA General Secretary was able to update the group members attending on the current situation as it affected the upcoming General Election in May.
The AGM meeting was well attended and appreciated the talk given by Mike Duggan.
The mid summer Group meeting met on 26 June at the Civil Service Club (CSC)in Filton at 1030 am with the regular attendees .
Pat Lomasney updated us on the current circulars from CSPA HQ, a fairly quiet period after the General Election.
Refreshments were provided and a talk with slide show given on the animals of the Galapagos Islands (in the Pacific Ocean)
Our autumn group meeting was held on Friday 26 September at the CSC with a presentation by wecareandrepair http://www.wecr.org.uk/
West of England Care and Repair.
Sadly those of us living in South Gloucester Council area are no longer covered by their services but if you live in any of the other three Unitary council areas you are still covered.
The CSPA AGM was attended by Mr C Fender as the sole Bristol Group representative.
Mr Fender was elected to be the South West region representative on the CSPA Executive Council
Sadly this year there was no extra delegate at the AGM as Group members are otherwise engaged on those dates.
The report of the AGM is below.
The final Group meeting in 2015 was held on Friday 5 December at the CSC with a presentation from Affinity Connect who updated us on the impact of the Governments changes and amendments to 'probate' and 'estate management'. we also had a very nice Christmas coffee/tea and cakes party.
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